I am booked for my first hunt in Africa for August 2013. My outfitter has suggested handling funds through a US agents bank trust. I have not done this before, but I assume that I transfer money from my bank account into a US Bank account set up by the outfitter. Then the money is transfered to the outfitter as needed. Would one normally pay the down payment from this fund? Is this the best way? Does the money stay stateside until I release it to him? How does that work? I was thinking of building a reserve amount for anticipated trophy fees. Are these funds released to the outfitter prior to the hunt? If extra funds in the account left-over (wishful thinking) are these funds returned to me? What kind of bank fee's are associated with this type of transaction? Is this the preferred way of handling payment to an outfitter? Does anyone know how this process works?